Wishlist – small example of right integration

By 16 May 2019 News

New feature

We have just added the wishlist feature into Front-Commerce, because one of our clients needed it now and not before.

We add features when our clients need them, to be sure to add value that will be effectively used.

So, Wishlist features mean:

  • Add (and remove) a product to the wishlist (both on product listings and on its page)
  • See on a product page whether the product is already in the wishlist, or not
  • View products in the wishlist to add them to the cart

However, that does not mean that the Wishlist is done. It means that we will add more functionalities when some of our clients need them. For instance, when they will need it, we will add the possibility to move all products from wishlist to cart within a few days. That’s how we add value into Front-Commerce, “just in time”.

Persistent wishlist accross devices

Maybe you have read or done some benchmark of PWA solutions on the market. As we are closed source, you can only use our (blank theme) demo and see whether or not you find these or those functionalities. But it’s also interesting to see how it’s handled.

Let’s come back to our Wishlist case. You will find it on (only) one of our competitors as well.

We’ve developed the wishlist using the relative Magento controller, meaning that if a customer tick a product from his smartphone, he’ll find it back on his computer later this the evening because it’s saved in his customer account in Magento. That’s not the choice our competitor made: it’s only managed by the frontend framework.

Javascript frameworks are fantastic tools, allowing to move some of the logic from backend to frontend. Now taking shortcuts can lead to regressions you don’t necessarily want compared to “vanilla Magento” for your customers. You can confirm that a functionality exists when you can see it on a demo, but you may discover that it doesn’t work like you expected.

We keep Magento features support in general rather than a partial browser based feature. As a closed source solution, we are driven to deliver the best quality of code and integration because we ask money for that and we want to overcome our client’s expectations.

Above the coverage of our solution, you can be certain to find in the package those kind of choices for integration with Magento, good developing practices (DX), tests, quality code, documentation and, as we are paid for that, a qualified support with contractual response time. This definitively change the total cost of a project when you can rely on efficiency and no bad surprises.

About functional coverage

As we work with production shops since early 2018, we have had many requests to enhance the coverage of Front-Commerce since.

We can say that today (May 2019) we are the solution on the market with THE best feature coverage for building a PWA with Magento 1 & 2. Wishlist was one of the last missing features and, as you understand, we will provide support to all native Magento 1 & 2 features when needed.

Looking for a strong and full PWA solution?

As a reminder, we deliver the whole source code to our clients. So yes, we are closed source, but our clients can still change everything they want with our extension points, be it on the backend or on the frontend

If you are a merchant and want to make your store fast and unique right now, we can do it together!